Happy Steps 5K Walk/ Run Fundraising Event

Friends of St. Hilda’s Happy Steps 5k takes place Sunday 25th September, 2pm at Athlone Regional Sport Centre Fitness Park. Many thanks to Athlone Regional Sports Centre Fitness Park for the use of the fitness park this year.

It has been 2 years since we have been able to hold this enjoyable event and we look forward to seeing everyone on the day.

Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic

Athlone Golf Club will host Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic on Friday 27th May 2022. The Golf Classic launched on Tuesday 14th April with Jack Carty and Athlone Municipal Authority Deputy Major Aengus O’Rourke in support of this event at the fantastic location of Athlone Golf Club.

This year the focus to all fundraising at St. Hilda’s is directed to the renovation of the Adult Training Centre, Grace Park Road, Athlone. This location provides day services to 20 adults with an intellectual disability, supporting them to participate actively in the community. The refurbishment and renovation will bring a high quality standard to the building giving all those who access the building the high quality environment they deserve.

“Our aim is to have the very best for those we serve in our community and we are delighted to be taking the initiative with this fundraiser” said Willie Brady, organiser of the Golf Classic. This year the Golf Event will be a competition with 4 persons – €200. St. Hilda’s are also seeking sponsors of Tees and Greens for this worthy cause . Entry forms are available at Central Office, St. Hilda’s Services, Grace Park Road Athlone, (090) 6475825 EXT 0, or from Willie Brady (087 -2251115).

Featured below at the launch of Friends Of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic are (left to right) : Sheila Buckley Byrne C.E.O. St. Hilda’s Services, Willie Brady, Thomas O’Connor Captain Athlone Golf Club, Christy Keane Service User, Jack Carty, Enda Fitzgerald Service User, Aengus O’Rourke Deputy Major Athlone Municipal Authority, Cormac Warren Service User, Sam Delaney President Athlone Golf Club.

Covd-19 Update

Webinar: Friday, 23rd April for People with a disability, families and carers on reducing stress and increasing well-being – how to care for yourself and access psychosocial supports during and after the pandemic.

Topic: Reducing stress and increasing well-being – how to care for yourself and access psychosocial supports during and after the pandemic

Target Audience – people with disabilities, their families and carers who support them


This webinar, hosted by the HSE Disability Services, will be held on Friday, 23rd April 2021 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.

The webinar will introduce participants to the National Psychosocial Response to COVID-19 Framework and will feature a number of speakers who will discuss the importance of wellness and supporting one another, self-care and outline further practical support services that are available free of charge to people with disabilities, their families and carers.

A disabled person will also speak about how he has coped during the pandemic. 

The event is free to attend.

Please register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b4d6t9ybQpyB7UlCYCbNwg

Please check your spam/junk folder after you register to ensure that you receive confirmation and the link to join the webinar.